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1936 Wilt Chamberlain (Pennsylvania-born African-American Member of the Basketball Hall of Fame) Wilt Chamberlain Basketball African Americans Sports Figures
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1903 First Transcontinental U.S. Auto Race Completed in San Francisco California Auto Racing Historic Firsts History Channel
1907 Georgia Law Makes It Illegal to Fish in the State on Sunday Georgia Government Law and Legal Resources Calendar Religion Hunting & Fishing University of Georgia
1909 Barney Oldfield Breaks Five World Records at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Barney Oldfield Auto Racing Indianapolis Motor Speedway Hemmings
1914 22-year-old Golfer, Walter Hagen, Wins the U.S. Open New York City Sports Figures Golf Hall of Fame New York Times
1935 Two-Month Dance Marathon Ends in Fife, Washington Fife, Washington Dance HistoryLink
1986 Volcanic Carbon Dioxide Eruption Wipes Out Four Cameroon Villages Killing Nearly 2,000 Cameroon Volcanoes Carbon Dioxide Death History Channel BBC